Boosh! Oh yeah! Summer ain't over yet, babeeeeee!! And today I have some summery polishes for you. :)
Some polish trends come to stay, and some polish trends don't. I personally believe that the milky/yogurt polish trend is one of those that won't stay, and it's one that I've admitted I'm not particularly fond of. It's okay, and I want to have one or two just to play with the trend, but I definitely don't want to sink a lot of money into it.
If you're the same way, this is a good little set of minis for you to grab. This is the Barbaric Girl yogurt polish set from Born Pretty Store; you get four different yogurt polishes in one set. They aren't labeled individually, so I'm going to name them Peach, Pinky-purple, Green, and Blue. 'Cause I'm creative like that. What can I say--that's how I roll.
|Barbaric Girls Yogurt Polish set in the box|
Here's how they look outside of the box. Each polish has one or more contrasting small hexes, along with teeny silver micro-hexes:
|Barbaric Girls Yogurt polishes, in the bottles|
First, a note about whether or not these are cruelty-free. I don't like to feature polishes on this blog that I know are not cruelty-free. I wasn't able to find out if these are cruelty-free or not, so let me tell you what clues I can piece together. The package says that the raw materials are from France, so the materials at least are probably cruelty-free. Polishes that are sold in China are required to be tested on animals, but the bottles (once out of the package) are in English only. So, it's very possible that these aren't sold in China, even though they seem to be manufactured there. The point is, I'm not sure. So I want to be sure to let you know that, so that I'm clear that I can't endorse these as a cruelty-free product, for those who are interested in that information. :)
On to the polishes. First, let's look at Blue. This is a pretty robin's egg blue with blue and pink small hexes, along with the silver micro glitter:
|Barbaric Girl Blue, three coats, artificial light|
The formula on this, and the other three polishes is a bit thin. I far prefer this to glitter polishes that are too thick, however, since this allows for more layering of the glitters through the polish. Because it was thin, it took three coats to cover completely, but it did dry in reasonable time. The last thing to mention is you definitely want to use topcoat with these if you want a fully smooth look. :)
I think this is my favorite of the four--the color is pretty and the glitter is subtle.
Next up is Green. This one has orange, green, and purple hexes, along with silver micro-glitter:
|Barbaric Girl Green, three coats, artificial light|
I think this is a really fun color--especially for Halloween, with the green and orange and purple.
Next up is Peach. This looks a little more Peach in the bottle and IRL than I was able to get it to look on film, because it apparently reacts with my skin in a really strange way and washes out everything unless I frame it completely in white. So to see the accurate color on this, look at the bottle shot above, but to see the glitter distribution and such, refer to the pictures below:
|Barbaric Girl Peach, three coats, artificial light|
This one has blue glitter hexes along with silver glitter; I like the base color a lot, but I'm not sure how I feel about the color pairing in the glitter. Just a personal matter of preference, though. :)
And finally, the Pinky-Purple. The glitter in this one is purple and gold, in addition to the silver microglitter:
You'll notice on the index finger of this one that I had a renegade glitter that tried to strike out on its own. Sigh...these kids today. Don't worry, however, this was not representative and the glitter otherwise behaved itself very well.
My overall opinion: at as cost of $7.99, these are an affordable way to play around with the yogurt/milky polish trend without spending too much; for about the cost of one polish (in some cases, less than the cost of one polish!), you get four colors to mix and match in your nail art. As a final note, I'm choosing to see the name 'Barbaric Girl' as edgy and ironic...not necessarily the name I would have chosen myself.
Don't forget that I have a coupon code that gives you 10% off this and/or anything else you want to buy at the Born Pretty Store:
You can use this as often and for as much as you like. I am not affiliated with Born Pretty Store, and don't make any money from your purchase, but if the code gets used enough, BPS will sponsor a giveaway for the followers of my blog. :)
Thanks for taking a look! I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start. :)
(Products provided for review.)